This Month's New Moon falls in the Earthy sign of Taurus, ruled by Venus. This Moon is a perfect time to ground and centre yourself and connect with your physical body. If you've been trying to make time for that yoga class, now is it! Get a massage, spend the evening eating a meal you love or treat yourself to a face mask. Recentre and realign, my friends.
Since my new collection, The Armoury, launches imminently, this month's tarotscopes focus on bringing balance to your energy by looking at areas that you may need protecting, and I prescribe the crystals that can help you in the everyday battles, stresses and worries you might be facing.
Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella (and Cosmopolitans resident tarot card slinger) has consulted the cards to bring your monthly 'scopes. Kerry offers her guidance on how to work with the energy you may experience in this new moon cycle and I (Clare, of Bonearrow, first of her name, mother of jewels) write your prescription for the perfect crystals to balance your energy.
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The twelve signs of the zodiac are categorised into four groups of three signs, each ruled by a particular element. Find your element below to read your tarotscope:
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
The signs ruled by each element are naturally compatible with each other, they ‘get’ each other and share similar values, attitudes and outlooks on life. Birds of a feather fly together. If your coven had a member from each zodiac sign, your other two element signs would be your best witches.
EARTH Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Temperance, Six of Swords, Queen of Swords
You can be your own worst enemy, because you have a laser-beam insight and understanding of what can go wrong / IS wrong / was wrong all along... both in your own, and others’, kingdoms. This powerful critique’ing ability can be helpful sometimes when you’ve got the access, time and energy to fix what you see. And then sometimes it just means you get in your own way; fixating on issues, dwelling on problems, becoming paralysed by the potential “what if’s” and “buts”… The Queen of Swords wants you to be honest with yourself about this trait of yours, and the Six of Swords wants you to move on from it. You are ready, and you are able. This aspect of your character can serve you well but it shouldn’t be the “default”, it should live in a box on a shelf which you can CHOOSE to open, or not. Temperance is a magical card about balance, harmony and coming to a “new normal” and, this month, this is the journey you’re going to go on. You are going to learn to save you from yourself! To develop a new, more neutral, default lens to view the world through. And it’s going to feel great.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amethyst
If there ever were a crystal to help you connect with your self, dispel negative behaviour patterns and thoughts and help you get back on track by turning all this into positive energy, it's Amethyst. Amethyst brings balance, transformation and enlightenment and veils you in protective light. Use Amethyst to clear your mind this New Moon and start this next cycle with a new perspective.
AIR Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Five of Coins, Ten of Swords, The Star
The Five of Coins and Ten of Swords are tough cards, my friend, and tell the story of sad, painful endings which still echo with you today. Someone left, something ended, someplace disappeared. We all face and endure loss in our lives, and this is something you’re still struggling to process. The “ghosts” from our past can have powerful influences over our present and future if we don’t learn from them. They will keep on calling to us, and trying to make us listen to their messages…
This month, revisit your most painful experience. Travel down Memory Lane back to an episode from your past which haunts you now. Tune in to your emotions, find their triggers and root causes, label them and accept them. Atone for what you now think you may have done to contribute to this chapter. Let go of the stuff you can’t change or weren’t accountable for. In short, process this story afresh and put it away. For good.
I’ve saved the best for last, and that is The Star. As a reward for handling this, you can now make a wish and it will be served to you by the Universe. Aim high, the higher you aim the better the outcome. Believe in yourself and step towards your dream. If you can dream it, you CAN do it.
Your Crystal Prescription: Tourmaline
Air signs, I prescribed Tourmaline to you last month too so it's time to sit up and listen. If there's something haunting you still that you haven't dealt with, an emotion that needs dealing with or perhaps some past hurt, you need to let go of it. The Star card is telling you not to be afraid, everything is going to be better, so don't be scared of opening up old wounds, sometimes that's what you need to do to heal properly. 🖤
WATER Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Three of Coins, Seven of Cups, Six of Wands
The greatest gift you could give yourself this month, in terms of self-protection is to really, truly BELIEVE in yourself. You are a sensitive soul, you have a hard time with the way the world is sometimes, and your confidence has been shaken by this and that, over time. Troubling doubts live in your head, as shown by the Seven of Cups. You let your imagination run away with itself sometimes, and not in a great direction either! Please trust me when I say you’re amazing, you know. The Six of Wands is like a “high 5” from the Universe, saying you’re exactly where you’re meant to be, and you’re doing great. Stop thinking it's all going to go wrong, stop catastrophising, stop putting yourself down. The Three of Coins is a promise that your future is bright and prosperous and that others have noticed your skills, energy and personality. They WANT you to succeed. Prove that to yourself, this month, by pursuing a dream or ambition and getting other people involved. Tell them your vision, ask for support and advice, open your dreams up to the world and believe in your ability to make them a reality. You will find help, support and belief from others. I tell you, my friend, cast aside your doubts and BELIEVE.
Your Crystal Prescription: Blue Kyanite
Blue Kyanite is an energy purifier, protecting you from negative energy by filtering it away from you, which it sounds like you need right now. As a stone of communication (like many blue stones), Blue Kyanite supports all forms of communication, even helping purify and positively charge the way you talk to yourself. As Blue Kyanite never needs cleansing, it does all the hard work for you. Wear one daily to help you stay positive, honest and speak your truth.
FIRE Signs - Leo, Sagittarius, Aries
The Hierophant, Queen of Cups, Three of Wands
Other people are not only important to you but a source of your personal energy and power. The Queen of Cups and Three of Wands describe how you are energised in company, how you bounce off others’ good vibes, and you get stronger around good people. A living hell for all Fire signs would be solitary confinement (whereas Earth and Air signs would rather fancy a spell in a quiet little cell…).
Now then, this magnetic empathy also means you can be equally disturbed and perturbed when you’re around people who aren’t wholesome or who don’t have your best interests at heart. It literally pains you. All that empathy you possess means it’s hard to defend yourself from the “bad vibes” you sometimes come across in this life, be that in this physical world or from beyond...
The Hierophant brings you some advice. Ask yourself truthfully WHO are the people you do, and don’t, believe in? And, also, where in the world do you FEEL good- in which places do you get a boost, vs feel down or lost? Where and with whom is your faith restored, vs where and with whom is it damaged? Name names. Know this consciously. And you’ll find your behaviour shifting naturally- more time with the good = more good times for Fire people. It’s simple.
Your Crystal Prescription: Sugilite
Ok, I have to admit that as a Sagittarius I half put Sugilite in here because I love it and want it for myself. Sugilite is a stone for empaths and those who feel things a little too much, which is perhaps why I'm drawn to it. If you have a hard time defending yourself from the negative energy that the world is full of, Sugilite is your protective shield. A powerful torch of light to hold in the darkness, Sugilite brings hope and optimism where there is none.
Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader and Cosmopolitan magazine's first tarot expert, with over 20 years experience reading tarot and many happy clients all over the world.